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Caught on Video: Tangled Parachute Pilot Plummets to the Ground


Luckily for Hoyt Patton, some hikers were nearby to witness him free-fall 100 feet after his powered parachute malfunctioned.

From Idaho's KXLY:

Last Tuesday, Patton put on the paragliding device and his helmet with a attached camera, and began flying through the air without trouble, but after a few minutes, a gust of wind knocked out his motor and Patton crashed hard on the ground.

Two people saw Hoyt fall from the sky and called 911. Patton was on the ground for several minutes, fighting to get up, but a broken pelvis, disconnected femur, shatter arm and broken ribs kept him on the ground.

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